Our apologies for the late distribution of this newsletter, all as a result of behind the scenes haggling with dates and the need to accommodate a few certain things. At the end of the day, we are going to stick to the original dates and not change anything. a matter I normally stick to and have just proven to be the correct thing. When in doubt, stick to the original plan.
Thus due to us wanting to do DNA testing on some birds and due to a personal commitment on the weekend, the auction was brought forward, we decided that AUCTION will remain on the 9th SEPTEMBER as per the original rules and conditions for 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience and misunderstanding.
What does remain though, is the combining of the 10th and 11th race which is the car race. So our final race will be our big one and also our celebratory race. Please do join us if you are in the vicinity and celebrate our 10 year existence.
It has been 10 years of fun and a lovely road and an educational road regarding the pigeons, fanciers and the people. We have had fund raisers and we have exposed the sport to the public at large. Our original objectives were to :
1. Promote the sport
2. Make it family orientated
3. Be charity orientated
Objectives we are proud to have achieved in the past 10 years and look forward to the next 10 years.
Be that as it may, the celebratory race, the 11th race, which has been combined with the 10th race, has a car as first prize, a Renault Kwid. It entails activating your bird or a bird for R1000.00. If the owner does not activate, we will try and market the flying rights of that bird to whoever is interested, even the public. So do your homework and contact us if you have any enquiries or send a message or whatsapp to activate a bird. It is going to be great fun.
The race today was in itself a great race. It was our annual Rotary/Hospice race. It was a day enjoyed by all of us fanciers, management and especially our visitors from Rotary and ticket holders. They raised a nice sum of R24 500.00 and a great percentage was donated to Hospice
It is a wonderful project and a worthy cause to be part of and be associated with. It was a perfect day for racing and at exactly 14:10 to the great excitement of everyone, to some the first introduction to pigeon flying, the first 6 birds landed 11 minutes ahead of the next pack…… and how fitting for another donated charity bird, Free Masons/Diaz Old Age Home’s bird taking the honours, followed by 2nd Stirk & Webster 176 DIAZ 1, 3rd Webster Lofts 020 DPC, 4th Jacques de Coning 130 BRMK, 5th Georgie Koutsoudis 245 DIAZ and 6th Dees 095 DIAS.
Velocity was a lovely steady 1263m/mins. Well done to Mike Repapis and Webster Lofts, each with 2 birds in the top 10 birds in. Well done to all.
Winners for the day :
1st Peter Webster
2nd Magda Vertue
Rotary/Hospice Fund Raiser Winners
1st Michaeleen Bates
2nd Sue Steenkamp
3rd Jacques de Coning
Ace Leader Board
1st Jacque de Coning 130 BRMK 263 points
2nd Free Masons/Diaz Old Age Home 4099 OP 191 points
3rd Webster Lofts 020 ZA DPC 176 points
Team Leader Board
1st Jacques de Coning T1 410 points
2nd Webster Lofts T4 253 points
3rd Stirk & Webster T4 218 points
Winners Competition Leader Board
1st Stirk & Webster 336 points
2nd K.J. Stirk 218 points
3rd Webster Lofts 211 points
Long Distance Leader Board
1st Dees 095 DIAZ 127 points
2nd Jacques de Coning 130 BRMK 120 points
3rd Stirk & Webster 176 DIAZ 1 94 points
Average Velocity Leader Board
1st Jacques de Coning 130 BRMK 1259.7288 m/min
2nd Free Masons/Diaz Old Age Home 4099 OP 1243.1494 m/min
3rd Loft Einkamerer 0703 SRSPV/D 1239.6322 m/min
Only 6 birds are left in this competition.
Once again, well done and congratulations to all the winners.
A reminder of the short Butterworth 9th race, our penultimate race on the 5th August. It is our third and final fund raiser race for the year. It is for the National Cat Alliance.
This race has caused some upsets and stirs over the years. The weather looks good so we wish everyone the best of luck.
A reminder of dates again NB !!!
10th (final) and 11th (celebratory) race combined 12th August 2018
Auction 9th September 2018
Business race 16th September 2018
Loft opens for new intake for 2019 season 1st October 2018
Enjoy the build up to the final.
Diaz One Loft Management
082 890 9821
|1||JACQUES DE CONING||—||130 (S) (T1 K) BRMK 2018||29.07.2018 14:10:28.65||1263.6063||South Africa||PLAY BALL (167)|
|2||ROD & STUART||—||021 (T1 K) ZA DIAZ 2018||29.07.2018 14:45:01.53||1166.6006||South Africa||ROMEO (128)|
|3||BULLCAT||—||4406 (T1 K W) BHU ZA 2018||29.07.2018 14:47:34.13||1160.0445||South Africa||REMINISCANCE (203)|
|4||BREAKFAST CLUB||—||49901 (T2 K) ZA 2017||29.07.2018 15:46:55.27||1025.5485||South Africa||MANGO (312)|
|5||DR THYS POTGIETER||—||340 (T2 K) EC DIAS 2017||29.07.2018 15:55:35.93||1008.454||South Africa||SURPRISE (138)|
|6||M + U RACING||—||017 (T1 K) EC DIAS 2017||29.07.2018 16:40:02.32||929.14||South Africa||PRIVATE DANCER (295)|
|1||130 (S) (T1 K) BRMK 2018||PLAY BALL (167)||JACQUES DE CONING||—||1259.7288|
|2||4099 OP 2018||WELL TRAVELLED (131)||FREE MASONS / DIAZ OLD AGE HOME||—||1243.1494|
|3||0703 SRSPV/D 2017||DIVOT (238)||LOFT EINKAMERER||—||1239.6322|
|4||552 (T4 L W) EC DIAZ 2017||SOUTHWELL QUEEN (160)||MARCO TALJAARD||—||1238.0885|
|5||11412 (S) (T3) ZA SLIM 2018||SIMPLIFY (201)||FRANK FERREIRA||—||1223.4482|
|6||4406 (T1 K W) BHU ZA 2018||REMINISCANCE (203)||BULLCAT||—||1220.2331|
|7||021 (T1 K) ZA DIAZ 2018||ROMEO (128)||ROD & STUART||—||1219.781|
|8||282 (T4) DIAZ 2018||HONKY TONK (258)||M + U RACING||—||1218.9783|
|9||014 (T3) ZA DPC 2018||ELEVATE (174)||STIRK + WEBSTER LOFTS||—||1218.613|
|10||1491 (T3) YSC 2017||DUNE (322)||WIAN JOUBERT||—||1213.0944|
|11||0287 LPK 2017||PLUMY (10)||WILDBOYS||—||1210.9408|
|12||245 (S) (T1) ZA DIAZ 2018||NO WOBBLE (321)||GEORGIE KOUTSOUDIS||—||1207.792|
|13||017 (T1 K) EC DIAS 2017||PRIVATE DANCER (295)||M + U RACING||—||1204.9151|
|14||340 (T2 K) EC DIAS 2017||SURPRISE (138)||DR THYS POTGIETER||—||1203.7052|
|15||0062 (T1) ZA PPK/D 2017||ROXY (229)||KOPPE||—||1202.1068|
|16||191 (T1 W) ZA DIAZ1 2017||TANZANITE (5)||WEBSTER LOFTS||—||1197.6657|
|17||54235 (T2) ZA 2017||CHUBBY CHECKER (267)||ROD NIGHTINGALE||—||1197.2415|
|18||095 (T1) EC DIAS 2017||RACCOON (97)||DEES||—||1193.961|
|19||008 (S) (T1) ZA BRMK 2018||SAME REASON (75)||JACQUES DE CONING||—||1193.3565|
|20||096 (T1 D/M) EC DIAS 2017||AT RANSOM (350)||DEES||—||1187.3284|